Gebeya, an Ethiopia-based SaaS-enabled pan-African talent marketplace, recently announced a pre-Series A investment from Inclusion Japan, a Japanese venture capital firm.
Gebeya connects startups, SMEs, and multinational corporations in more than 30 African nations with vetted, qualified talent and professional services. Gebeya is based in Addis Ababa and also has offices in Kenya and Senegal.
We’re glad to work with ICJ, and we’re sure that this investment will help us take our business to new heights. The CEO and co-founder of Gebeya, Amadou Daffe, said, “We are excited to see what the future holds and are committed to giving our clients the best products and services.”
Gebeya has always benefited from strong partnerships with like-minded businesses that see Africa’s potential and know that sharing resources is key to having a big impact, the company says.
Yasuhiro Yoshizawa, who is the director and co-founder of ICJ, said that he was “pleased” to invest in Gebeya.
Yoshizawa said, “I think I’m very lucky that I was able to invest in Gebeya, which has the most potential in Sub-Saharan Africa.” “As a manager of funds with a $100 million budget for investments that will focus on Africa,” Yoshizawa said
With the money, Gebeya will change from a simple two-sided marketplace for tech talent to a “Marketplace-as-a-Service” model provider of marketplaces.